RDR to DavNor entreps: Push products, tourism-A A +A
Friday, November 2, 2012
TAGUM CITY -- Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario (RDR) is encouraging entrepreneurs in the province to take advantage of tourism growth in the region by pushing their products to the market.
"There are up to ten flights in Davao City everyday so you can just imagine the number of people arriving in the city on a regular basis," del Rosario said. Most of these people, he said, won't stay in Davao City all the time so we have to develop our tourism and be ready when they come.
He said it is so easy to proceed to Tagum City and the rest of Davao del Norte province because of the good road connection from Davao. However, he said, the entrepreneurs from the province should be ready with their products when the tourists come.
"Even if they come here but we do not have any product to show them then their visit would be useless," del Rosario said.
He added that the importance of the Pasalubong Center located at the Department of Trade and Industry office inside the Provincial Government Center, especially when there are field trips, Lakbay Aral and other visitors to the province.
He said the Pasalubong Center is directly connected to tourism "but even if tourists will come here it will be for nothing if we are not ready."
Del Rosario said the main problems of the people are actually related to employment and livelihood. Thus, he said, the thrust of the provincial government is to create more entrepreneurs and to help them produce and market their products so they can produce more volume and maybe conquer the export market.
He said the goal of the Pasalubong Center is to push domestic tourism since there are many people from Visayas and Luzon who would like to see the many attractions of Mindanao. (LAC/RGA/PIA DavNor)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 02, 2012.